Tag Archives: February

A Warholesque Take on a Frozen Bubble

There was a¬†Winter Hiking Day event at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area, just outside of Timmins today. The Mattagami Regional Conservation Authority and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation arranged the annual hike, and there was also a survival demonstration put … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot РTaking Shape 

This week, I added the all-important spout/forearm, feet, other arm and paw, and the oval coin. I detailed in some facial structure to give her a more cat-like look, and am now almost ready to dry her out for firing. … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Teapot Progress

The week’s progress was marked by several attempts at different components on the teapot. I added a tail handle (deliberately off-centre a little to make it look like a natural tail), made a bell (after 3 or 4 attempts at … Continue reading

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Maneki Neko Pinch Pot Teapot

I seen a picture online of a porcelain Maneki Neko (“beckoning cat” talisman) teapot, and thought about how I could make something similar, but as a slab or pinch pot piece. I started by sketching out a very rough version … Continue reading

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Colour Test in Acrylic

I have an idea for the Porcupine Art Club’s exhibit at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre in June; however before going on a large scale, I like to make some colour test swatches on 8X10″ canvases. I’m thinking of … Continue reading

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Linocut in Clay

The dragon and headframe linocut forms I made earlier are now being put to the test in their intended medium – clay for firing. I rolled out some slabs and pressed out a dozen dragon impressions and about five McIntyre … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Zentangle-style Drawing

I came across a damaged Zentangle kit in a clearance bin at a Curry’s in late December. I was more interested in the pigment liner pens than anything else, but since the kit included the paper, I decided to experiment … Continue reading

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